Ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24), Kerala Blasters FC announced that veteran goalkeeper Karanjit Singh has signed a one-year contract extension, which will keep him at the club till 2024. This extension will see Karanjit Singh continue in his role as a part of the Kerala Blasters’ goalkeeping unit.
One of the very few players to have a dual role in the team, Karanjit was a player-cum-goalkeeping coach in the 2018-19 season. At age 37, the custodian’s longevity and seniority will be of invaluable help to the Blasters’ squad.
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Commenting on the contract extension of Karanjit Singh, Karolis Skinkys, Sporting Director, Kerala Blasters, said, “Karanjit has a wealth of experience that holds our entire goalkeeping squad in good stead. His work ethic and bonding with the coaches and the rest of the squad make him a team player to the core. I hope he has a good upcoming season with us.”
Karanjit Singh said, “This will be my third season at Kerala Blasters, and the experience that I have had and the friends that I have made at the club are truly close to my heart. I hope to contribute in every way possible to the success of the team in the next season.”
Karanjit Singh Career
Born in Punjab, Karanjit started playing football at the age of 15. In 2004, he joined JCT FC and spent the next 6 seasons with that club. He then moved to Salgaocar and won the 2010-11 I-League in his debut season.
Later, he was drafted by Chennaiyin FC in 2015 and played there till 2019, winning the ISL title in 2015 & 2017-18. Towards the end of his stint at Chennaiyin FC, he handled the role of a goalkeeping coach.
A two-time ISL champion with Chennaiyin FC, Karanjit Singh made a switch to the Blasters during the 2021-22 mid-season transfer window.
The shot-stopper has accumulated 51 appearances for the two clubs and has kept 14 clean sheets and made over 120 saves across his six seasons in the ISL.
Karanjit Singh has made 17 appearances for the Indian National Team